Monday, March 20, 2017

Navigating Bookstagram - Stories & Tips From a Small(er?) Account - Pictures (Part 2)



Hi everyone! Sorry about the lack of posts. I'm trying to get back on top of our bookstagram and our blog, so just hang tight!

Speaking of our bookstagram (and also our blog, actually), what seems like forever ago back in December I had promised to make a part 2 for "Navigating Bookstagram - Stories & Tips From a Small(er?) Account - Pictures (Part 1)", since I had too much to say for just one post. Unfortunately, that never happened. But, don't fret, because here it is, only a few months late! (Heh heh...)

So, what do I plan to cover in this post? Well, I plan on talking about the following subjects (click the links to jump to that section):


Friday, March 17, 2017

Blog Update - 03.17.17



As some of your probably know already, it was our one year anniversary for our bookstagram and blog this past Sunday! It’s amazing to think that in one year we were able to literally start from nothing to where we are now: 1,500+ followers on Instagram and more than 3,000 pageviews to the blog. We seriously can’t thank you all enough.


While our bookstagram certainly has done well, I think I owe an apology to you, our blog readers. I really haven’t kept up with the blog. Heck, my last blog post was back in January. That really isn’t good or fair for your guys. I think I want to change that.

Friday, January 13, 2017

2017 Reading Goals

So, since 2017 is officially here (and has been for about two weeks), I figured I might as well post about our reading goals for the year! I'll also attempt figuring out all of the books I read in 2016, but I know it'll be far from accurate as I did not write it down and I know I won't remember everything!

For 2016, I actually didn't make any reading goals. I just wanted to finish one book a month, I guess! I can happily say that I did complete this very small goal of mine. (Some people aim for 100 books a year!)

Monday, January 9, 2017

2016 Yearly Reflection - In Pictures



Hello, everyone! So, my last post was a 2016 reflection, right? Well, if you didn't notice, it was my reflection, but specifically "the words". Today I have a visual 2016 reflection planned! Basically, I'm going to look back at the year in pictures, rather than mostly statistics and whatever notes I had jotted down over time. These pictures include bookstagram pictures and our collection of blog designs!

Friday, January 6, 2017

2016 Yearly Reflection - The Words



Ahh! The year of 2016 is over! Some might say it's a good thing, because 2016 has been pretty bad. I guess I can agree in some ways, but that doesn't mean that 2016 was completely bad! I mean, it might have had some downs, but let's give it some credit, okay? And let's hope it was alright because this is my first yearly reflection, even though we haven't had this blog or our bookstagram for a full year yet. (Shhh.)

What I plan to do in this yearly reflection is very similar to what I do in my monthly reflections. I'm going to look over everything, see what went wrong and what went right, what could use some fixing or tweaking, what needs to go and what needs to come, etcetera etcetera. I will also show you almost everything that I have planned for 2016, which, frankly, isn't a lot.

But anyway, let's begin! (This might take a bit.)

Monday, January 2, 2017

Dear Readers - Another Apology & An Update


Hey, guys. I kinda messed up (again) this month. Next to no posts on the blog or bookstagram, and hardly a word from me. Unless you caught a few snippets of information on our Instagram stories, you were clueless and probably pretty confused, so I apologize about that. You don't have to forgive me this time, if you don't want to.

Anyway, I thought I should get you all caught up on what has been going on. From things you missed to what I've got planned behind the scenes. If you plan on sticking around for another rocky bookish ride with us in 2017, then pack what you need and strap up! Be sure to read this little "guide" beforehand. ;)

And with that, let's begin!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Navigating Bookstagram: Stories & Tips From a Small(er?) Account - Pictures (Part 1)



Last time (in the introduction to this little blog series), I mostly did the whole "story" part, rather than giving tips. So, to officially start things off, I'm going to give some tips on the whole post/picture aspect, for those small accounts out there who are new or don't know where to go. It's something we sort of had to figure out on our own, and I'm here to help!

So. You have created your bookstagram account. Got a cool name and all that, maybe even a cute little bio. Great! Good! Now what? Well, let's see, of course, you want to follow some great bookstagrammers. Just don't get blocked from following people because you followed too many people in too short of a time, as I mentioned in the intro to this series. (Em got a li'l excited, heh heh.)

And now? Well, it's time to consider what you want to post. When it comes to posting, you have to think about your feed. While the individual posts might look good alone, how do they look when they're all jumbled up on your Instagram page? While some people definitely rock the "no theme" look, it's not easy to pull off. But in the beginning, I think it's perfectly acceptable. Actually, I would love it if you would.